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Brief oral risk
« on: December 13, 2011, 10:42:47 AM »
First and foremost I want to thank the moderators and members who contribute to this forum.  Second, I have done A LOT of reading on this site and others, and I accept and acknowledge  that penile-oral transmission of HIV is probably just a theoretical risk at most.  However, I'm still scared.  My ONLY risk was 15-25 seconds of giving fellatio.  The man was a married bisexual who told me 4 times he has no STIs.  I did not taste precum.  There were no visible sores on his penis.  Do you think I am I going to be okay?  I plan to test at 8 weeks with a rapid and a VDRL to be on the safe side.

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #1 on: December 13, 2011, 11:01:59 AM »
At no time did you have a risk of contracting HIV. Saliva contains over a dozen different enzymes and proteins that inhibits HIV transmission.

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2011, 04:43:18 PM »
As Rod said you were not at risk. Your saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV. You have no cause for concern about HIV nor any need for testing over this incident.

Sexually the risk for HIV is about unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. As long as condoms are used everytime for those activities you will be well protected.
Andy Velez

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2011, 05:25:12 PM »
I am worried because I have a really bad headache that I can't shake.  No other symptoms.  I know that this is an HIV forum, but do you know if it is possible to transmit syphilis to me without a chancre present?  My situation is complicated because, well let's just say I work with my family doc, and I don't want her to know about this as she would judge me.  I will have to find some type of clinic for testing.

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2011, 06:37:19 PM »
You don't have an HIV concern and this forum is HIV specific.

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« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2013, 06:30:11 PM »
Hello,

I am in a new relationship, my first with a HIV positive fellow.  I like him very much, but I have struggled with HIV fear my whole life.  I want to make sure I'm okay as I read a study today from 2011 where scientists found detectable viral load in tears in the range of 2K to 20K of people who were on treatment and had undetectable plasma HIV. 

My question is, my new boyfriend was crying today (over his new diagnosis) and I was consoling him.  His tears ran down the side of my face, over my sideburn area where I shave once/day.  I last shaved there 12 hours before this event.  I did not notice any stinging or lacerations.  The other part of my question is that we close mouth kiss as I don't really feel comfortable yet with open mouth.  I have dry cracked lips sometimes from winter, is this a portal of entry possibly? 

I know that you will probably lecture me on being in this relationship and being too scared etc., and you would have a point there, but I'm new to this and just scared.  Its been 10 days.  My boyfriend started treatment only 2 days ago at my urging, but he was already ready to start.

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2013, 06:52:14 PM »
Tears are not a risk for HIV . There are sometimes miniscule amounts of HIV in tears but in no way is there enough in concentration to be a transmission risk in any scenario .

Not only is HIV rendered unable to infect once it leaves the confine of your body , slight changes in temperature and PH levels damages it and renders it harmless , so keeping all this in mind , for many reasons tears cannot transmit HIV .   

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Re: Brief oral risk
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2013, 06:55:56 PM »
Infectious fluids are:

Ejaculate and Blood

Not tears, sweat, urine, poop, or bile.

If you wear a condom for penetrative sex you will avoid HIV transmission. It's really that simple.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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